Period
to 3 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 3 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 505 678 750
Rank change year-on-year +173 +72 -69
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 77 187 147
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 1.06% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 127 90
Median daily rate £438 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +26.32% -16.18%
10th Percentile £271 £329 £237
90th Percentile £617 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £300
% change year-on-year -8.33% +50.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 4
Median hourly rate £39.50 £34.51 £47.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -26.57% +88.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £47.50 £47.00
% change year-on-year -16.84% +1.06% +88.00%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9,933 17,573 19,429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.01% 18.89% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,890 10,583 11,621
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £239
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 833 910
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +44.33% -19.17%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.86 £12.63
90th Percentile £57.00 £54.90 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -20.63%

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 6 months to 3 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +168 75 £425 -5.56% 15
UK excluding London +95 38 £413 -8.33% 14
London +213 37 £438 -7.89% 2
South East +131 22 £400 -15.79% 1
South West +32 7 - - 4
North of England +98 4 £463 +3.99% 5
Midlands +74 4 £750 +42.86% 3
North West +67 4 £463 +5.17% 5
West Midlands +62 4 £750 +42.86% 2
Work from Home 0 2 £500 -23.08%
East of England +54 1 - -

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 77 (100.00%) VMware
2 60 (77.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (66.23%) Windows
4 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 37 (48.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 32 (41.56%) Windows Server
8 31 (40.26%) MCSE
8 31 (40.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (36.36%) ITIL
10 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
11 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2016
12 22 (28.57%) Security Cleared
12 22 (28.57%) vSphere
13 21 (27.27%) Data Centre
13 21 (27.27%) SC Cleared
14 18 (23.38%) Cisco
15 16 (20.78%) Banking
15 16 (20.78%) vRealize
16 15 (19.48%) DNS
16 15 (19.48%) MCSA
16 15 (19.48%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (19.48%) Azure
17 13 (16.88%) SAN
17 13 (16.88%) CCNA
17 13 (16.88%) DHCP
18 12 (15.58%) Linux
18 12 (15.58%) CCNP
18 12 (15.58%) Finance
18 12 (15.58%) SIEM

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (7.79%) Confluence
1 6 (7.79%) IIS
2 3 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.60%) Apache
3 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 15 (19.48%) Azure
2 11 (14.29%) AWS
3 8 (10.39%) Office 365
4 5 (6.49%) IaaS
5 4 (5.19%) PaaS
6 3 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.30%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) DNS
2 13 (16.88%) DHCP
2 13 (16.88%) SAN
3 10 (12.99%) Firewall
4 9 (11.69%) Network Security
5 6 (7.79%) LAN
5 6 (7.79%) NAS
6 5 (6.49%) iSCSI
6 5 (6.49%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.49%) WAN
7 4 (5.19%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.90%) VSAN
9 2 (2.60%) BGP
9 2 (2.60%) OSPF
9 2 (2.60%) SMTP
9 2 (2.60%) VPN
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.30%) Multicast
10 1 (1.30%) Skype
10 1 (1.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) JIRA
2 3 (3.90%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (20.78%) Banking
2 12 (15.58%) Finance
3 6 (7.79%) Public Sector
3 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.90%) Military
5 2 (2.60%) Police
6 1 (1.30%) Law
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 28 (36.36%) VMware Engineer
2 20 (25.97%) Server Engineer
3 15 (19.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (18.18%) Active Directory Engineer
5 10 (12.99%) Consultant
5 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (11.69%) Architect
7 7 (9.09%) Analyst
7 7 (9.09%) VMware Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (6.49%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Administrator
10 3 (3.90%) IT Architect
10 3 (3.90%) IT Manager
10 3 (3.90%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.90%) Technical Architect
10 3 (3.90%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) Flash
2 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 21 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.99%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.49%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.19%) Clustering
4 4 (5.19%) PKI
4 4 (5.19%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.90%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.90%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.30%) Replication
7 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 51 (66.23%) Windows
2 32 (41.56%) Windows Server
3 31 (40.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (15.58%) Linux
6 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.30%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) Solaris
10 1 (1.30%) Unix
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) ITIL
2 12 (15.58%) SIEM
3 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 11 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (11.69%) Change Management
5 8 (10.39%) Migration
5 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.39%) TOGAF
6 7 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
7 6 (7.79%) DevOps
7 6 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.49%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.49%) Matrix Organization
9 4 (5.19%) Business Continuity
9 4 (5.19%) Capacity Management
9 4 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.19%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (5.19%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (33.77%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.39%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) Python
4 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) Perl
4 1 (1.30%) PHP
4 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.30%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (48.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (40.26%) MCSE
3 22 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 21 (27.27%) SC Cleared
5 15 (19.48%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (19.48%) MCSA
6 13 (16.88%) CCNA
7 12 (15.58%) CCNP
8 11 (14.29%) VCP6
9 8 (10.39%) DV Cleared
10 6 (7.79%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (7.79%) TOGAF Certification
11 5 (6.49%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (5.19%) CESG Certified Professional
12 4 (5.19%) CISSP
12 4 (5.19%) VCAP
13 3 (3.90%) CISA
13 3 (3.90%) CIW
13 3 (3.90%) MCITP
14 2 (2.60%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) NCSC
System Software
1 60 (77.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 22 (28.57%) vSphere
4 11 (14.29%) VMware NSX
5 10 (12.99%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (10.39%) XenApp
7 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
7 6 (7.79%) XenDesktop
8 5 (6.49%) NFS
8 5 (6.49%) vCloud
9 3 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (3.90%) UAG
10 1 (1.30%) Docker
10 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) vRealize
2 7 (9.09%) vCenter Server
3 6 (7.79%) Ansible
4 5 (6.49%) SCCM
5 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
5 4 (5.19%) Puppet
6 3 (3.90%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.90%) Terraform
6 3 (3.90%) vMotion
7 2 (2.60%) Nessus
7 2 (2.60%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (2.60%) ThinApp
7 2 (2.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 2 (2.60%) WSUS
8 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (100.00%) VMware
2 35 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.38%) Cisco
4 9 (11.69%) Citrix
4 9 (11.69%) Dell
5 5 (6.49%) HP
6 4 (5.19%) NetApp
6 4 (5.19%) Veeam
7 3 (3.90%) Computacenter
7 3 (3.90%) EMC
7 3 (3.90%) Ivanti
7 3 (3.90%) Juniper
7 3 (3.90%) Remedy
7 3 (3.90%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.60%) Carbon Black
8 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.60%) Hitachi
8 2 (2.60%) IBM
8 2 (2.60%) Proofpoint
8 2 (2.60%) Symantec